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2/14/19
part 2

Real Love Story: E + H

High School Sweethearts...
written by:
Emily
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In honor of Valentine's Day, we've decided to share our own love stories. Its not always rainbows and butterflies, but these are the real stories behind our relationships.

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The long story

I could not even dream of a more amazing love story than mine— never did I think I would find my soul mate at age fifteen.

My love and I grew up in the same small town, but did not speak until 8th grade. When we finally noticed each other, (and boy, did I notice him…holy CUTE!) the spark was there. We would IM (AOL Instant Message) each other every day right after school. Then Myspace came along, and that’s where H first asked me out. A total romantic LOL. But I loved it, and I felt incredible but also anxious. I had never had a boyfriend so this was new territory. We dated for three months, but then I broke up with him in the summertime… when he was in Mexico… I know, cold hearted. But I was so scared of feeling this strong love. I did not know what any of it meant. I needed time. Flash forward to fall of 9th grade, my fifteenth birthday to be exact. He sent me a HBD text and that broke the silence between us. We talked non-stop from then on and he asked me out again December 18, 2008. The first day of the rest of our lives. I always knew he was the one. Even in our summer apart, my love for him only grew. And thankfully, he felt the same way.

We got through high school together, no breaks, no fights, just unexplainable love. We were Prom King and Queen (which he hated by the way, most awkward dance on the planet) We graduated , and then in the fall, moved to his college town. Sorry babe, you could not escape me! I lived about three minutes away from campus, and stayed there all four years. After he graduated college, he said it was my turn to go where I wanted, so Dallas it was! We made the move in October of 2016 and have been here ever since.

If you did the math, that means we have been partners for over 10 years now. A full decade.

A lot of people question why we are not married, and to be honest, there have been many times over the years where I ask that as well. But then I remind myself that we are only 25. We are young, just loving one another…each day more than the last, completely committed for the rest of our lives.

If I were to write about all the experiences from the last 10 years, this story could be a novel. But the moments are there. The good, the bad, the worse, the incredible, the perfect. All wrapped up in our own little love story that is still being written.

My life would not be the same without him. He makes me whole. And I am eternally grateful for the love and life we share.

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Emily

Born and raised in a small East Texas town, Emily always knew she was a big city girl. Having started two businesses of her own, she knew her career needed to be in a creative setting. Emily moved to Dallas in the fall of 2016. Shortly after, she met the ‘birds” by giving them one of her illustrations. Thanks to her experience in photography, art and fashion, she landed an internship at WE THE BIRDS which led to her solidifying a full-time position. In her role as Creative Assistant, Emily brings her overwhelming love of fashion and all things artistic to the table everyday. She is also a bird. Follow Emily on Instagram!

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